Got Cake?

Hi there.  Having more rainbow fun and dropping in quickly to share (surprise, surprise 😂) another rainbow CAS birthday card.



To start, stamped the bear and cake with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, coloured with Copics then fussy cut out.  Created the plate by die cutting an Oval Shadow from a scrap of white cardstock and outlining the perimeter with a black marker.



Die cut ‘Celebrate’ three times from more white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  White heat embossed the second part of the sentiment on a black strip.



Took a white A2 rectangle panel and coloured the bottom with the same markers used to colour the cake.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding cardbase, then assembled the card.  Added clear shimmer to finish.




Spring has just begun, so I hope you’re not sick of seeing rainbow cards from me. 😉   Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!






Playing in the following challenges:
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Tuesday Throwdown#386 Rainbow Colors
Moving Along with the Times#68 Fold and/or Drink
Always Happy BirthdayApril Birthday Anything Goes optional Balloons
Mod Squad — Simply Clean
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Focus on the Sentiment
SSS WednesdayHappy Birthday







Koala Celebrate Card

Here’s another of my punch art cards from my Punch Art class today.  This punch art koala was super easy to do.  Normally I ink the edges of each piece with the same color as the cardstock to darken and define them, but this time I lightened them with white ink and a sponge dauber.  Punches used were:

Head – 1-3/8″ Circle
Ears – 7/8″ Scallop Circle, 1/2″ Circle
Nose – Word Window
Eyes – Owl Builder
Arm – Small Oval
Leg – 3/4″x15/16″ Oval
Fingers/Toes – Boho BlossomsNormally

punch art koala bear hanging onto a flying balloon

I really wanted to play along in the Make It Monday Challenge 248 Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks because the sample was so pretty and the technique is so easy.  I created a mask from the balloon die in Blueprints 26 and then stamped the sentiment from PTI Big Favorites #9 Mini stamp set.  This mini stamp set is actually a Christmas greeting set, but I just cut the Celebrate word apart to make it work for my card.  I created a mask slightly larger than the Celebrate sentiment before I blended Soft Sky ink and Certainly Celery ink through the mask and over top. I wanted the pink balloon to stand out, so it’s actually a larger balloon diecut from white cardstock and ink blended in the same manner as the smaller mask balloons.

Ink blended punch art koala celebrate card.

I removed the mask from the sentiment to reveal a sentiment with a white border and make it stand out on the card. Initially, I was going to have the koala hang from the string, but I thought it would be more fun if the koala was holding onto the balloon itself. The string was die cut from white cardstock using the PTI Balloon Strings die.  I cut the string around the sentiment rather than having it go through the sentiment.